Hi! We are Nicole Arana & Lauren Taormina, the Founders of Itsy Bitsy Scholars. We have shared a lifelong passion of teaching to help shape young minds. We are both certified in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and have our Masters Degrees in Literacy Instruction. We have over 10 years of teaching experience, at the Pre-K & Elementary levels.
We have been friends for over 18 years! We have co-taught Pre-K together and now we embark on this entrepreneurial journey together! We feel lucky to have this friendship and now this business! Who wouldn't love going to work with their best friend every day?! We know we sure do!
We are teachers and we are also moms! Being moms to toddlers, we value family time and understand how important bonding with your child is to their early development. Even though life can get busy sometimes, we always try to make sure that we have time to read to our children and to spend some quality time with them.
At Itsy Bitsy Scholars, you will get that special bonding time away from everything else going on in your busy day. During our class and various activities, we will engage the adults and make them active participants so they can have just as much fun as the children! At Itsy Bitsy Scholars, where early development is FUN-damental, we hope to see you in a class soon!